Assisted Living Neglect
Older adults must often leave their homes for supervised care due to increasing physical or mental infirmities. If they are provided careful attention and reasonable examination by well-informed caregivers, an assisted living placement can enhance the quality of life for the whole family. However, the inevitable increase of frailty and vulnerability among assisted living residents calls for constant vigilance by facility staff.
The Assisted Living Neglect and elder abuse attorneys at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi are passionate defenders of the rights, health and safety of elderly and dependent adult residents of California assisted living facilities. We have a team of assisted living litigators and trial lawyers that will aggressively pursue each Elder Abuse and Neglect action with urgency.
Regardless of the determining deficiencies within each facility that give rise to such abuse and neglect, you and your loved ones do not deserve to experience such suffering. Mr. Yeroushalmi vehemently believes that older adults, especially those who are sick or bed-ridden, should receive the best quality of care. It is the responsibility of the nursing home and their staff, therefore, to provide the best possible care to you and your loved ones. And when they fail to do so, it is our privilege and responsibility to step in and protect you, and to hold all culprits responsible for your avoidable suffering.
If your loved one has experienced Assisted Living Neglect or Elder Abuse, or you suspect your loved one’s suffering is due to such neglect or abuse, please contact us immediately. We will fight relentlessly for you and your loved ones to provide you with the vindication you deserve. We will get you the maximum value for your case, and we will take your case to trial if necessary. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
A case might turn, for example, on a residential care facility admitting someone whose medical condition requires around the clock care. But it is often the case that an assisted living facility may not have the ability or medical staff necessary to care for a person whose needs require 24-7 care. For example, the resident may be at risk for, or may develop, bedsores. Or, the resident may have dementia, but the facility is unable to care for residents with dementia. In that case, the person should be transferred to a nursing home or other facility that is able to adequately provide the necessary level of care.
When pervasive neglect or abuse results in the death of a resident, it may be possible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit under California law. The damages available in these cases can compensate the victim’s estate and their loved ones for expenses related to the victim’s medical treatment and funeral, as well as for the non-economic damages related to the loss of the relationship between the victim and their family members. These actions must be brought within a limited time period, as with other personal injury cases, so you should seek counsel promptly if you believe that you may have a claim.